Tributes pour in for Rondebosch and Alma Cricket Club’s ‘remarkable, selfless’ Eksteen

Terry Eksteen (third from right).

The Western Province Cricket Association mourned the death of former Alma Cricket Club chairman Terry Eksteen this week.

The 72-year-old Eksteen passed away on Friday, 28 August 2015, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The committee and members of Rondebosch Cricket Club (formerly Alma Cricket Club) heralded Eksteen as a veritable legend among the cricketing fraternity worldwide, a consummate gentleman – and a dear friend.

Eksteen received a presidential award from the WPCA, in 2013, for administration excellence and selfless service to the game for more than four decades.

An attacking middle-order batsman, Eksteen previously held a world record for the fastest double-century in second league cricket, for Alma Cricket Club against Western Province Cricket Club.

“We were deeply saddened to learn of Terry’s death. He was a remarkable man and we are well aware of the difference he made in the lives of many people at Rondebosch Cricket Club. His dedication and selfless service to cricket over the many years will not be forgotten,” said WPCA chief executive Nabiel Dien.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Friday, 4 September 2015, at St Thomas Anglican Church in Rondebosch. A wake will follow at Rondebosch Cricket Club.